Monthly Archive: November 2016

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[Latina] Girl Meets World: Deserving My Spot at an Elite Insititution

It is unbelievable to me that we are already way past the halfway point of the semester and that in just two weeks, final papers and exams will be taking the campus by storm. These past three months, I have had the blessing of meeting amazing students and faculty members that have truly made Haverford feel like home for me. Nearly a year ago, I stepped foot on this campus ...
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Potential Theft at Lunt Cafe Raises Questions of Funding, Accountability

By Ellen Schoder '19 and Maurice Rippel '19.  In light of recent conversations about student accountability, many club representatives have had to reevaluate their roles regarding club spending. Now, an improper taking of about $200 at Lunt Cafe– with suspicions of over $1000 more missing – has thrown Students’ Council (SC) and Honor Council to the forefront of this ...
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Republicans and Trump Supporters Must Hold Themselves Accountable

By Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17 Content note: This article contains descriptions of hate speech and harassment. We now all live in Donald Trump's United States of America, and we likely will for at least the next four years. Hate crimes have spiked. Just a few miles from our campus, in swing state Pennsylvania, every black first year at UPenn was added to a GroupMe group messag ...
Members of Haverford's mens soccer team bring it in for one last cheer after having upset No. 1 ranked F&M by a score of 3-1 on Saturday morning. October 24, 2015.
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Men’s Soccer’s Successful Season Ended by Unsportsmanlike Opposition

Last Sunday, Haverford Men’s Soccer faced off against UMass Boston in the second round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer tournament. Coming off a second consecutive conference-winning season, and having beaten their last opponent, Merchant Marine, by a convincing score line of 5-1 in the previous round, Haverford players and spectators alike came into the match wit ...
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Art, Race, and Liberation: A Conversation with Alliyah Allen

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and chat with Alliyah Allen ‘18 about her project Me.Mae.I. Alliyah’s project is a series of photographs, writings, and perspective pieces with the aim of portraying liberation through art. Alliyah sent out a call for models to take photos for her photo series, Fruit. When I first entered the BCC, I was drawn in by the recreation ...
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Anna Bialek Lecture Challenges Community Attitudes Towards Sexual Assault

During the month of November, students have been thinking about sexuality on campus through the month-long Sexvember event hosted by the Women*s Center. Sexvember has mostly focused on sex positivity, but students have also grappled with the more troubling side of sexual relationships. Last week, Anna Bialek, a professor of Religion at Washington University, came to speak ...
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Why I’m Angry: A Response to the Call for “Free Speech”

By Rebecca Chang '19 I am angry. Angry and tired, in fact. Angry that people think that the section of the Honor Code that was put in place to protect marginalized groups on campus hinders free speech. Tired of having to explain why and how racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, sexism, classism, among many other -isms are still problems here at Haverford. Angry that I ...
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Queer Housing and Efforts to Establish Inclusive Safe Spaces On-Campus

Campus housing is one of the core components of the social experience at Haverford. It influences how students situate themselves  in relation to the community and can impact their feelings of security and comfort within the school itself. For members of the LGBTQ community at Haverford, feeling comfortable in housing spaces on campus is not a guarantee. According to one ...
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Community Discussions and Being Put on the Spot

By Tania Ortega '19 As a student on full financial aid, I am not here to say “thank you” to the students (and their families) who are not on financial aid. But I am also not here to tell everyone all about my experiences as a student on full financial aid on this campus filled with wealth. The discussion that occurred Thursday, November 4 was spurred by Swarthmore’s ...